I have to hand it to Ubisoft, I thought I was looking at Far Cry 5 when they were showing off the initial reveal of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Seeing that title show up at the end though had me thinking, 'I might finally get in to a Ghost Recon game.' Seeing a live demo of it during E3 last week had given me plenty to get excited about as well. Four-player co-op missions in an incredibly open South America? I can get behind that.
Our demo started off with four players spread out in the sprawling landscape of Bolivia that has now become a hot-bed of activity for drug-cartels. The goal of our demonstrators was to find and informant and grill him for intel on the location of the main target. As one player was completing a mission solo, the others got to prepping the next phase of the mission. This meant acquiring a helicopter, but to do that, two members of the team would have to sneak through a town to an emeny airbase. With an ambush set of two players hiding in some tall grass, and a sniper to provide cover fire, the demonstrators were able to kick off a small scuffle between the corrupt political army, and a group of rebel fighters. This provided ample opportunity for the player controlled Ghosts to drop everyone involved and steal a helicopter.
From the vantage point of the helicopter we got a pretty wide view of the world, and we got to see sprawling mountains, vast deserts, and dense towns. A parachute jump down to the side of a hill placed our demonstrators just outside of the camp where the informant was being held. After stuffing him in the trunk of a car and driving him to a remote location in the desert, persuasion was used to get the necessary info. A brief hand off to get the informant on the helicopter and a swap of the car sent the team on their way.
This pre-Alpha demo definitely showed a lot of promise and lot to be excited for. But man it's going to be hard to wait for this one, and with no scheduled release date on the horizon, I'm hoping The Division can hold me over until Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands is available.